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There are 7 ways to get from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya by night train, train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Recommended option

Night train, train  •  23 h 23 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Polgahawela Night Mail Train
  2. Take the train from Polgahawela to Nanuoya Express Train

$10 - $19

Cheapest option

Night train, bus  •  25 h 57 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Colombo Fort Night Mail Train
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Bandarawela 99 / ...

$4 - $9

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya 164.6 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya 164.6 miles

$19 - $29

Taxi to Batticaloa, fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Batticaloa
  2. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Katugastota (KDZ) BTC - KDZ
  3. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Nuwara Eliya

$313 - $508

Night train to Sigiriya, fly to Colombo, taxi  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Galoya Junction
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Colombo (CMB) GIU - CMB
  3. Take a taxi from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya

$295 - $645

Night train to Sigiriya, fly to Hambantota, taxi  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Galoya Junction
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Hambantota (HRI) GIU - HRI
  3. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya

$500 - $990

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya is to night train and bus which costs Rs. 600 - Rs. 1600 and takes 25 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya is to taxi which costs Rs. 16000 - Rs. 20000 and takes 4 h 21 min.

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The distance between Trincomalee and Nuwara Eliya is 185 km. The road distance is 263.4 km.

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The best way to get from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya without a car is to night train and train which takes 23 h 23 min and costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 3300.

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It takes approximately 23 h 23 min to get from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Batticaloa Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya is 263 km. It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to drive from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Batticaloa Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 740+ hotels available in Nuwara Eliya. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya.
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  • Distance: 115.5 miles
  • Duration: 23 h 23 min

What companies run services between Trincomalee, Sri Lanka and Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya. However, you can take the night train to Polgahawela, take the walk to Polgahawela, take the train to Nanuoya, then take the taxi to Nuwara Eliya. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya via Colombo Fort, Pettah CTB, and Bandarawela in around 25 h 57 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Trincomalee to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
17 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $7
Train from Polgahawela to Nanuoya
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Night train from Trincomalee to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Night train from Trincomalee to Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Bandarawela
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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